Virtual Bodies | Yvonne Rainer: Revisions
From Digital Content at TNS on February 25th, 2021
Dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and writer Yvonne Rainer has been hailed as one of the most influential artistic figures of the last half century. As a leading figure in the Judson Dance Theater movement, Rainer rose to prominence in the 1960s as an exponent and theorist of minimalism in dance. She abandoned choreography in the early 1970s to become an influential filmmaker, incorporating feminist critique with the techniques of the avant-garde film. Over the next 25 years, Rainer wrote and directed experimental feature films that grappled with issues of privilege, aging, inequality, and postmodernism. In 2000, Rainer returned to dance and choreography in a series of works commissioned by the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation, the Performa Biennial, and the Museum of Modern Art. Her most recent dance, Remembering and Disremembering Trio A, with Excerpts from Peter Scheldahl’s “77 Sunset Me,” was performed in February 2020.
Rachel Churner is an art critic and historian, part-time faculty member at The New School, and the director of the Carolee Schneemann Foundation. She is also a founder of no place press, an imprint committed to publishing critical, challenging, and non-instrumentalized perspectives on a wide range of contemporary and historical cultural subjects. No place press is distributed by The MIT Press.
Organized by Rachel Churner, Joshua Lubin-Levy, and Matthew Lyons. This event is part of VIRTUAL BODIES, a weekly series of webinar discussions, presentations, and performances featuring artists and curators, hosted by faculty from the Department of the Arts at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School.
November 2, 2020 8:00-9:00PM
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